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Tenancy Reforms in India

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  • Tenancy Acts are special acts brought to safeguard the interests of cultivating tenants
  • Reduction and standardization of rents
  • Eviction
  • Fixation of Rents
  • Cultivators have the first right to pre-emption
  • Tenancy Laws introuced Tribunals, Special Officers etc to deal with Tenancy disputes
  • Landlords cannot deny the vested rights of the cultivators
  • No differential status for lands belonging to Religious and charitable institutions
  • Legal heir of a cultivator can continue to enjoy the tenancy as previously.
  • Terms, definitions and liabilities of landlords and cultivators are more clearly defined to avoid any unnecessary litigation

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